Principal | AEG / The Bowery Presents
With more than 25 years in the music industry, Mark currently manages projects as varied as music festivals, urban venue development and high-profile concerts. Mark’s career began by actively pursuing opportunities to get involved in performances and productions at Penn State University (BA, Integrative Arts, 1996). During this time, he became Production Manager at the Bryce Jordan Center as well as the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Arts in Washington, DC. Mark earned agency experience working at the Agency For The Performing Arts (APA) which led to a position as a talent buyer at Metropolitan Entertainment in 1999. He promoted shows at Hammerstein Ballroom, Beacon Theatre, Central Park Summerstage, Theater at Madison Square Garden, and Radio City Music Hall, working with artists such as Lenny Kravitz, John Mayer, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
In 2003, Mark was on the team opening AEG Live’s New York City office, and his responsibilities grew to include venue development and negotiations. He created and supervised the construction of the Nokia Theatre Times Square (now known as the PlayStation Theater) which opened in September 2005 with Bon Jovi (Pollstar’s Best New Music Venue 2005). Since opening, PlayStation Theater has hosted The Eagles, Jay-Z, Prince, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, Fall Out Boy, Alicia Keys, and Rihanna. Between 2005 and 2017, the regional venue portfolio grew to include the Starland Ballroom (Sayreville, NJ), Keswick Theatre (Glenside, PA), Trocadero Theatre (Philadelphia, PA), the Mann Center (Philadelphia, PA), Electric Factory (Philadelphia, PA), Underground Arts (Philadelphia, PA), and the Highline Ballroom (New York, NY).
Currently, Mark serves as a Principal at the newly merged AEG / Bowery Presents office in NYC which books thousands of concerts in a region which spans from Maine to Georgia at premier venues such as the Royale (Boston, MA), Union Transfer (Philadelphia, PA), Central Park Summerstage (New York, NY) and Brooklyn Steel (New York, NY.) He also oversees concert booking at casino properties such as Foxwoods, Mt. Airy and Parx. The Bowery Presents is the largest concert promoter in New York City and has a significant presence across the entire East Coast in a wide variety of venues, both indoor and outdoor.
In addition, Mark is an executive producer of the annual Global Citizen Festival – an action-rewarded, awareness driven music festival, where fans engage with causes in order to win tickets. The festival is part of an initiative of the Global Poverty Project and is timed to coincide with the UN General Assembly to raise awareness and leverage government aid. In the five years since its inception, the annual event has drawn 60,000 each year to the Great Lawn in New York’s iconic Central Park and featured performances by Beyonce, Neil Young, Rihanna, Coldplay, Pearl Jam, and The Foo Fighters.